Colangelo denies tweeting from fake accounts

Melony Roy
May 30, 2018 - 3:54 pm
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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A viral story from TheRinger.com revealed a report claiming Bryan Colangelo, the Sixers general manager, has been using a number of burner accounts on Twitter to criticize players and the Sixers organization.  

Colangelo is denying a report that connects him to fake Twitter accounts. 

"I think the issue here is the level or position he has and ultimately the information that he was releasing through these other accounts," said Ken Wisnefski, founder and CEO of Webimax, a digital marketing agency.

Wisnefski said the exposed tweets are unprofessional, and some information released may have been confidential.

"No one would want to put out there from the Sixers organization because it dealt with medical clearance or it dealt with potential trade and insights," he added.

Some of the tweets — allegedly written by Colangelo anonymously — criticize NBA players like Joel Embiid and Jahlil Okafor, publicly debate the decisions of his own coaching staff, and disclose nonpublic medical information.  

"It seems really petty to spend time doing those things," Wisnefski continued. "If it is true, I would find it hard to believe that anybody would have confidence in him moving forward to not just run the team, and just from a personal level I think the players would lose trust.

"I don't think it's the type of thing you really recover from and maintain that type of position." 

The 76ers announced that they have begun an independent investigation into the matter and will report the results as soon as it is concluded.